Season five of The Crown is now streaming on Netflix. So, how does the royal family feel about the new episodes?
Charles Spencer (Princess Diana’s brother) recently appeared on the British TV show Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh. During the interview, he shared his thoughts about the popular Netflix series, reminding viewers that it’s loosely based on real events.
“The worry for me is that people see a program like that, and they forget that it is fiction,” he said, according to Hello! magazine. “They assume, especially foreigners, I find Americans tell me they have watched The Crown as if they have taken a history lesson. Well, they haven’t.”
Spencer continued, “There is a lot of conjecture and a lot of invention, isn’t there? You can hang it on fact, but the bits in between are not fact.”